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  • YMCA homeless shelter supported by Freeport

    YMCA homeless shelter supported by Freeport

    YMCA has been chosen by the Malta Freeport’s welfare committee as this year’s recipient of its annual charitable donation. YMCA manages a shelter round-the-clock at its Dar Niki Cassar Home in Msida, which houses some 30 homeless individuals per...

  • Frank Salt renews sponsorship of Sliema Aquatic Sports Club

    Frank Salt renews sponsorship of Sliema Aquatic Sports Club

    Frank Salt Real Estate is sponsoring one of Malta’s leading water polo clubs, Sliema ASC, for the 2019 water polo season once again. Grahame Salt, director of the Frank Salt Real Estate Group, signed the sponsorship agreement with Sliema ASC...

  • Innovation in financial services to be discussed at FinanceMalta 12th annual conference

    Innovation in financial services to be discussed at FinanceMalta 12th annual conference

    Innovation in the financial services industry is one of the key topics that will be discussed by industry professionals at this year’s FinanceMalta 12th annual conference to be held at the Hilton Conference Centre on June 6. The two-day event will...

  • YouTube partnership programme now available in Malta

    YouTube partnership programme now available in Malta

    YouTube has confirmed the availability of its YouTube Partnership Programme (YPP) to the ecosystem of local content creators in Malta. Thanks to YPP, content creators eligible to the programme can now earn money from their videos on the...

  • BOV employees donate blood to save lives

    BOV employees donate blood to save lives

    Over 40 Bank of Valletta employees registered  to donate blood during the latest drive organised in collaboration with the National Blood  Transfusion Service. “Blood donation drives have become an integral part of our annual CSR calendar,’ said...

  • OZO Group becomes first local hospitality to certify its staff

    OZO Group becomes first local hospitality to certify its staff

    OZO Group, which employs over 3,000 workers across its subsidiary companies, has taken on the mammoth task of certifying all its hospitality and cleaning staff. The full-week training courses, which include modules in English for hospitality, food...

  • Entrepreneurs voice their concerns in Parliament

    Entrepreneurs voice their concerns in Parliament

    Some of Malta’s top business leaders had the opportunity to voice their concerns and opinions at the first-ever Maltese Parliament of Enterprises, held as part of Parliament’s outreach programme, on Wednesday.  The event, organised by the Malta...

  • Stock markets climb on trade talks optimism

    Stock markets rose yesterday after US President Donald Trump struck an upbeat note on trade talks with China, while the pound ended a volatile Brexit-fuelled week by rising against the dollar. The main European markets all moved higher in...

  • €2.6 trillion insufficient gift - Andrew Borg

    In a press conference held earlier this month, the President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, unveiled a significant change in the European Central Bank’s economic outlook for the eurozone. Draghi said that the bloc’s economic growth is...

  • Longer hours of service from Bank of Valletta

    Bank of Valletta is offering longer hours of service from 16 of its branches. The aim of this initiative is to accommodate the busy schedules of its valued customers making their modern-day banking tasks easier. Geoffrey Ghigo, head retail...

  • Hudson Group opens Alcott store in Malta

    Hudson Group has just opened the first Alcott store in Malta, located at The Landmark, Qormi.  The Italian high street brand leads with affordable wear for youths and is a combination of the ‘college’ US tradition and Italian quality. The store...

  • Mapfre Group profits slightly up

    Mapfre Group profits slightly up

    Mapfre Group profit before tax for this financial year amounted to €18.56 million, against the €17.71 million of the previous year. Profits after tax profits at €14.04 million compared to €13.52 million in 2017. The standalone company registered a...

  • Inflation slightly higher

    Inflation slightly higher

    The annual rate of inflation as measured by the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices in February was 1.3%, up from 1% in January. The 12-month moving average rate was 1.7%. The largest upward impact on annual inflation was measured in the Food and...

  • Analysing asset correlations in portfolio and risk management

    Analysing asset correlations in portfolio and risk management

    Anyone within the industry must have inevitably heard about the risk-reward trade-off or risk-adjusted returns. Understanding and managing portfolio and investment risks within an investor’s basket of investments is paramount in ensuring returns...

  • Maltco Lotteries presents donation to Malta Community Chest Fund

    Maltco Lotteries presented President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca with a donation of €10,000 in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation. The Malta Community Chest Fund is a major contributor to society as it supports and improves the...

  • Is a recession on the horizon? - Lawrence Zammit

    Last week, the president of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, announced two initiatives aimed at prologing the loose monetary policy stance that the bank has adopted in recent years. Initially, the ECB had initiated a quantitative easing...

  • Could the US dollar have reached a peak?

    Could the US dollar have reached a peak?

    The currency markets have changed along with the global economy over the years; emerging-markets that were previously deemed as a minority are now representing a far larger share of the global economy and world trade. In turn, this has made their...

  • Malta Stock Exchange Institute licenced as further education institution

    Malta Stock Exchange Institute licenced as further education institution

    The Malta Stock Exchange Institute has been licensed as a further education institution by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education. This achievement follows the Institute’s first two years’ of operation, during which it provided...

  • Shipping movements - March 14, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Nerval from Antwerp to Piraeus, the CMA CGM Racine from Suez Canal to La Spezia (both CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the Maersk Lamanai from Malaga to Genoa (Thomas Smith & Co Ltd), the MV...

  • ECB announcement rattles financial markets - Edward Rizzo

    In the midst of the annual reporting season in Malta when many Maltese investors would have been focused on the publication of the annual financial statements by various companies, another very important development took place last week.  On...